First Impressions

April 9, 2004

This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from the best-known work of a poet and critic:

"An ambiguity, in ordinary speech, means something very pronounced, and as a rule witty or deceitful."

* Entries, including postal address, should be sent to First Impressions, The THES, Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX, faxed to 020 7782 3300 or emailed to theschat@thes.co.uk

The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is April 13.

The winner of last week's competition, who identified F. M. Dostoevsky's The Idiot , is Jonathan Osmond, School of History and Archaeology, Cardiff University.

THES (TSL Education Ltd) and its associated companies may from time to time wish to process, or disclose your data to approved third-party companies, in order to monitor our service and send you future promotions. If you do not wish us to do this, please notify us by writing 'No promotions' on your entry.

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments